Friday, October 28, 2011

mmmm Jam

 It's been a while since I've posted anything food related so I have to go on record to say... freezer jam is really the ONLY way to go.  For a few years  I've been making freezer jam and it has resulted in my turning up my nose to that store bought jam. 

Our neighbor has a large raspberry patch that he sells berries to farmers markets and such.  He offered to let me come pick some berries and I said a quick YES!  My friend and I went with our bowls in hand and spent and 1 1/2 hours blissfully picking berries.  I won't bore you with the details about how I  was imagining I was in a Jane Austen novel, berry picking with friends. lol 

When we returned home, the kiddies had to have quite a few of the fresh berries before I shooed them away. 
Freezer jam is soooo easy to make.  All you need is berries, sugar, and pectin/freezer jam packets.  The recipe is on the back of the freezer jam pectin packet.  I love that I get to control how much sugar I'm adding (I always add less than it says because I want to taste the berry and not the sugar)  and I love that I can leave big chunks in my jam. mmm

Have I convinced you? What is your favorite jam?


Clare *Littlebear* said...

I'm fascinated - I have never heart of freezer jam - it looks good to me.
Hugs, Clare x

Deb said...

not made freezer jam before but I do like homemade strawberry jam, my kids prefer it too!
Have a great crafty weekend, Debxx

angie ashuk said...

My mom made freezer jam for me this year....and I loved it. The best tasting jam I've ever tasted!!!

Amy said...

Mmmm, I've grown up on my Mom's freezer jams and now I love to make my own too, there's really no beating it with those store boughts. My faves are a toss up between raspberry and strawberry. In fact I just had some strawberry freezer jam on some fresh out of the oven honey beer bread the other night and it was SO yum! :)

Rufus said...

I make regular jams out of our blackberries, blueberries and peaches. I've also made peach butter, yumm!!! Your raspberry looks delicious.

Jennifer said...

Yummy Jam! I love cranberry jam and the memories of the hours picking the berries comes out in each yummy bite!